The Surprising Truth Behind Arnold’s Success and The 5 things He Taught Me

During the fall of my eight grade year, I looked at my skinny body in the mirror and realized something needed to change. Like many people I was not happy with my appearance and wanted to do something about it. I confessed to my mom and she offered to get a book from the library about “building muscle”. A day later she returned with a book that changed the course of my life The Arnold Schwarzenegger Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding. In retrospect, she could not have chosen a better book (thanks Mom!). I was hooked within … Read More


Stop. Start. Do.

We are always looking for the next big thing. The next magic pill, the easy button or the one piece of the puzzle we are missing. The search for the magic solution gives us hope and keeps us going. The Magic Pill Does not Exist. After my collegiate football career was over, I took a hard look at myself in the mirror. I was 265 lbs, my face was puffy, my love-handles protruded from my sides and I had these weird red dots on my arms. Apparently this is what happens when your diet consists of … Read More


Interview with Andy Hnilo: Deer Placenta Smoothies, Clay Masks, Sardines, and Living Life with Intent

Hi Folks, Today I’m honored to be interviewing Andy Hnilo. He is a model for Oakley, Speedo, and Coppertone in addition to being an actor on Days of our lives and HBO’s Hello Ladies. He’s also a Former D1 athlete (turned down a pro-baseball contract when he landed a role on Days of our Lives), ambassador for the Bulletproof Exec and owner of Alitura Naturals. His dedication to nutrition, health and body is unparalleled. Most people just talk about how healthy they are. Andy lives that dream (Unapologetically). I was first introduced to Andy while … Read More


Why you are disappointed with your life and 5 ways to fix it

The Chaco’s told me everything… It the summer before my first college semester, I was 18 years old and about as dumb and naive as they come. Full of excitement, vigor and dreams I walked across campus to my appointment for a career planning meeting. The appointment was with my college counselor and we were looking into possible career paths. My counselor Dave, was in his early 40’s, had dark Spanish features, with curly mid length black hair with some strands of gray. He had an athletic build (a runner and bicyclist) and wore those hippie Chaco … Read More


Start a Gratitude Journal: Harness the power of Your Subconscious mind

Sneaky Subconscious This past Sunday I spent the day at my parents’ house. My dad asked me to go through the stuff still sitting in my old room and get rid of anything I did not need or want anymore. I was working on my taxes at the time and the thought of doing more “chores” was about as appealing as getting a prostate exam from my doc. I said no. He stood there clearly not budging, indicating that it was really not a request. After an awkward pause, I agreed. I’m almost 30 years … Read More


Book Review: Spiritual Enlightenment the Damnedest thing

I literally just set Spiritual Enlightenment down because I wanted to write this review while the ideas and concepts were fresh in my head. I’ve done a lot of reading in regards to the spiritual path… Eckhart Tolle, Alan Watts, Harold Kushner, Budhism, Zen etc. All of those books were interesting but none had the epiphany creating moments that Spirutal Enlightment did. There were many times where I had to put the book down and write out my thoughts, just to wrap my head around the concepts that were presented. This books cuts through the facade … Read More


How To Rewire your Brain for Success: The Motivational Seesaw

  Why do We Fail? Have you ever started a new diet and fitness regiment and failed? How about attempting to get organized and taking action in your life? Maybe you wanted to start reading books again but fell into old bad habits. This used to happen to me all the time. Do you make a promises to yourself and then fail to come through? Do you get too busy, too tired, too stressed, too overworked to sustain your new good habits? I used to promise myself that I would start writing this blog. I would tell myself … Read More